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Allen Edward ERTEL

(1937- )

ERTEL, Allen Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., November 7, 1937; attended the public schools; B.A., Dartmouth College, 1958; M.S., Thayer School of Engineering and Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, 1959; LL.B., Yale University School of Law, 1965; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1965 and commenced practice in Williamsport; served in the United States Navy, 1959-1962; clerked for Chief Judge Caleb M. Wright, Federal District Court of Delaware, 1965-1966; Lycoming County district attorney, 1968-1976; delegate to Democratic National Convention 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982, but was an unsuccessful candidate for governor of Pennsylvania; resumed the practice of law in Williamsport; unsuccessful candidate for attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1984; is a resident of Montoursville, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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